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Summary: In songs of innocence, by William Blake, he sings of bliss and happiness. He is the piper of happy and pleasant songs which children are delighted to hear. In experience, however, he is disenchanted and angry rebel.
Blake songs of innocence and experience juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression .The songs of innocence and experience show two contrary states of the human soul and these are needed to make human progression possible .The poem in two sections, have a difference of character between them. Songs of innocence set out on imaginative vision of the state of innocence. Blake writer of the ecstatic joy of childhood, in complete harmony with nature and God. Innocent is a state of bliss, there is no discord no irritation. But though the state of innocence is wonderfully charming, it is not everything, and cannot last long. To attain a higher state, man must be tested by sufferings and he must go through the actual experiences of life. This is the link between songs of experience and songs of experience. Songs of...

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